Nikita Biryukov is a reporter for the New Jersey Monitor, a sibling site of the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. He most recently covered state government and politics for the New Jersey Globe
Pennsylvania, New Jersey join antitrust suit over no-poach agreements
By: Nikita Biryukov - October 24, 2023
The case centers on Jackson Hewitt and its network of franchised tax preparers’ use of agreements, which typically bar firms from hiring employees of another, usually related, firm.
Federal authorities accuse Menendez of acting as foreign agent
By: Nikita Biryukov - October 12, 2023
Federal authorities unveiled a superseding indictment Thursday against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez accusing the senator of acting as a foreign agent for Egypt while serving as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York alleges Menendez, a Democrat, used his power as the committee’s chair to […]
Sen. Menendez of NJ faces bribery, related offenses in second criminal case
By: Nikita Biryukov - September 22, 2023
Federal authorities have indicted U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez for the second time, charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery and related offenses over his alleged aid to a North Jersey businessman and attempt to disrupt criminal probes into allies. Menendez, a Democrat facing reelection next year, was charged with one count each of conspiracy to […]
N.J. bail reform panel recommends stricter rules for repeat offenders
By: Nikita Biryukov - June 12, 2023
The report hails New Jersey’s bail reform as a success.
Rutgers, unions reach tentative deal on new contract
By: Nikita Biryukov - May 1, 2023
The agreements, which must still be voted on by individual Rutgers labor units, follow months of tense negotiations.
N.J. lawmakers ponder regulations for pet insurance
By: Nikita Biryukov - January 19, 2023
Under existing law, pet coverage is largely limited to property and casualty license holders and those who apply for a separate limited license to sell pet insurance.